A sideline official was taken away on a stretcher after colliding with running back Alvin Kamara in the second quarter of the New Orleans Saints and Detroit Lions game.
Lions LB Alex Anzalone is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Saints with a hand injury that kept him out of practice all week. He hurt the hand late in the Thanksgiving loss to the Packers. DC Aaron Glenn said Friday that LB Jack Campbell will take over the MLB role and call plays in the defensive huddle. That gives Campbell significant fantasy upside, especially in a game that could find RB Alvin Kamara leading New Orleans in receiving. We've boosted Campbell into LB2 territory of our Week 13 IDP rankings.
New Orleans Saints coach Dennis Allen says he can assure increasingly frustrated fans that the sense of urgency inside team headquarters is as high as anywhere else.
Saints WR Rashid Shaheed (quad) is "likely" to miss Sunday's game against the Lions, according to insider Nick Underhill. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport adds that Shaheed avoided a major injury, so he can stay stashed on benches in deeper fantasy leagues. WR Chris Olave is also iffy for Week 13 with his concussion, which could leave A.T. Perry, Keith Kirkwood, and Lynn Bowden as New Orleans' top three WRs. We'd expect to see a lot of Alvin Kamara, Taysom Hill, and Juwan Johnson in that case.
Injured quad early in Week 12 It does sound like Rashid Shaheed avoided major injury. More day-to-day than anything else, source said. (NFL Network - Ian Rapoport) FF Today's Take: With that said, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football believes Shaheed will not play this week. This injury comes at an inopportune for the Saints after they lost Chris Olave to a concussion in the same game and recently placed Michael Thomas on IR. Fantasy managers should not be surprised if New Orleans relies very heavily on Alvin Kamara and Taysom Hill in Week 13 against the Lions.